Righteous Jam #1. Cortez the Killer
I love this song
It makes scenes play in my head-not like a movie-more like memories back flowing into my brain, memories from inspiration instead of experience.
I see Montezuma dealing with the conquistadors while they destroy him and his civilization. They wipe a whole people and lifestyle off the face of the earth and then spray a little historical febreze over the land in the name of gold and glory.
I know it was a theme back then.
I know it wasn’t just the Spanish.
But if you write a song like this about almost any other colonial conflict- groups from either side are gonna be all up on you about it.
That would make the song lose its power.
This one just gains strength – this is my favorite version.
An essential Rock song that plays frequently around the cave.
Especially in those times when other genres take me away for a while and I want to remember why I love home so much.
Warren Haynes kills-Dave Matthews brings it back to life and takes it to another level.
Thanks to Neil Young for this song.
Enjoy and cheers from the cave.